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The Royal Exchange Theatre
High-class theatre in unique surroundings
A high-profile part of the UK's theatre scene for over thirty years, the Royal Exchange attracts high calibre actors to perform in its varied, classy productions.
The theatre is housed within a seven-sided, glass-walled capsule, suspended from marble pillars situated in the Great Hall of the Exchange. This unique design means all seats are less than nine metres from the circular stage giving views from all angles.
In addition to plays and a programme of special events, the theatre also houses the Craft Shop and Craft Shop Gallery, recognised as a major focal point of contemporary craft work in the North West.
Overlooking the theatre, an extensive function and conference can accommodate up to 160 people in a unique setting unrivalled for interior design, location and service. The coffee bar and brasserie offer an alternative to the bustle of the city.